We are accustomed to the name and image of our main Christmas Wizard - Santa Claus with beard, in a long beautiful coat.But it is curious that such a character in the old Russia was negative - they frighten children.
With the development of Soviet cinema of Santa Claus have provided positive qualities and the good soul, through which it every New Year with his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden , brings a troika of horses gifts to children and visits the children's holidays, congratulating the New Year.
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known that the children of Australia, America and some countries in Europe on New Year's celebrations expect gifts from Santa Claus - the most famous brother of our Santa Claus, who is dressed in a red suit with white trim, and rides on a reindeer sleigh in the sky,different gifts.What else Winter brothers wizards have these two?
Meet the brother of Santa Claus from Tatarstan - Shoo Babai
Good grandfather Shoo Babai , which always comes with his granddaughter snow - Car Kyzy, congratulating children with the New Year in Tatarstan.Costume from this winter wizard - blue.At Shoo Babai - white beard, sly eyes and a very kind smile.
New actions involving Shoo Babai in Tatarstan are accompanied by the presence of characters from Tatar folk tales - Shurale, Batyr, Shaitan.Shoo Babai as well as our Santa Claus, brings gifts to children - they had always full bag.
Yul Tomte - the little brother of Santa Claus in Sweden
This winter wizard - a very small stature, and his name in the translation sounds like "Christmas gnome."This character settled in a winter forest, and has a loyal assistant - a snowman Dusty.
It Yul Tomtenu you can go to visit in the winter forest - unless, of course, are not afraid of the dark forest, on paths which run little elves.
Brother Santa Claus in Italy - Babbo Natale
Italian winter wizard comes to every home.The doors are not necessary - he uses the chimney to come down from the roof into the room.To Babbo Natale was able to eat a little bit out of the way, by the fireplace or stove children always leave the cup with milk.Gifts for children
Italy gives good fairy La Befana, a mischievous fairy get coal from the evil sorceress Befana.
Uvlin Uvgun - brother of Santa Claus from Mongolia
On New Year is celebrated in Mongolia and even holiday shepherds.Uvlin Uvgun walks with a whip, as the chief shepherd of the country, and on the belt in the bag is the main items of the Shepherds - tinder and flint.
assistant Uvlin Uvgun - his granddaughter, "Snow Girl" Zaza ohineyu.
Brother Santa Claus - Dutch Sinterklaas
This winter wizard - a lover of navigation, because it is every year for Christmas and New Year arrives in the Netherlands on a beautiful ship.
He is accompanied by many black servants who help to travel, as well as preparations for the New Year's Eve celebrations.
Joulupukki in Finland - brother of our Santa Claus, who lives in the mountains
this winter wizard name translates as "Father Christmas".Joulupukki House stands on a high hill, it lives as his wife - a good Muori.Help with the housework Joulupukki family hardworking dwarves.
himself Joulupukki wears a jacket, made of goatskin, a wide leather belt, and a red cap.
Yakut Ehee Dyl - northern brother of Santa Claus
Ehee Dyl has a beautiful and strong aide - a huge bull.Every autumn the bull comes out of the ocean and tries to grow large antlers.The longer the horn will grow from this bull - the stronger will be cold in Yakutia.
Oji-san - Japanese brother of Santa Claus
Oji-san wears a red sheepskin coat and looks very similar to Santa Claus.This winter wizard brings gifts to children on a ship at sea.
St. Nicholas from Belgium - the eldest brother of Santa Claus winter
Saint Nicholas is considered the first senior Santa Claus.He is dressed in a white bishop's robes and miter, the wizard goes on horseback.St. Nicholas congratulates children in Belgium and gives gifts, accompanies him everywhere Moor Black Peter, in whose hands - rod for pranksters, and behind - the bag with gifts for good children.
Each family that lodges of St. Nicholas at home, will receive a gift from him a golden apple.
Korbobo - Uzbek brother of Santa Claus
Kind Santa Korbobo that brings kids gifts for the New Year, always travels accompanied by his granddaughter Korgyz.It rides on a donkey, and so can come even in the most remote villages.
Pere Noel - brother of Santa Claus from France
This winter wizard from France - Extreme.He wanders around the roofs of houses and penetrates into the house chimney fireplaces and stoves to put gifts for the children in his shoes.
Yamal Iri - the brother of Santa Claus Yamal
This winter wizard has permanent residence on the Yamal Peninsula, in the city of Salekhard.Although Yamal Iri came from the ancient legends of the Northern indigenous peoples, today he lives quite modern life, using the Internet and telephone.
chattering in his magic drum, Yamal Iri drives away evil forces.If you touch the magic staff Yamal Iri, all to make a wish come true.Clothing Yamal Iri - is the traditional attire of the northern peoples: jumper, Kitties and decorations made of mammoth bones.
Pakkaine - Karelian brother of Santa Claus
This - the younger brother of Santa Claus, because Pakkaine young and not ismeet beard.He has permanent residence near Petrozavodsk, in the tent.
Pakkaine has dark hair, he wears a white robe, light coat, a red cape and blue gloves.Pakkaine Karelia gives kids gifts, sweets and rebukes for disobeying the naughtiest.
Brother Santa Claus in Udmurtia - Tol Babai
Udmurt giant Tol Babai, the youngest in a family of giants, is fluent in the language of animals and birds, he studied for many decades to benefit plants and became the chief guard of the nature of the beautiful region.
To people Tol Babai comes not only in the New Year, he meets with them at all times, 365 days a year, giving presents and talking about the nature of Karelia.Gifts for kids and adults Tol Babai is in birch bark box behind him.
Cook Irey of Tuva - one more northerly brother of Santa Claus
This winter wizard goes to the ornate, very beautiful national costume fairy tale characters Tuva.This Tuvan winter wizard has its own residence - in the near future it will be built entertainment center.
Accompanies Cook Irey Mother Winter called Tugeni Eneken.The main Santa Claus brings gifts to children of Tuva.Giving sweets, he can also deter frost and give people good weather.
Yakut brother of Santa Claus - a powerful Chyskhaan
Winter Wizard of Yakutia is a kind of dress - he wears a hat with the horns of a bull, and the clothes simply stunning luxurious decorations.Image Chyskhaan - Yakut Bull Winter - combines the two pre-images - and mammoth bull, symbolizing the strength, wisdom and power.
According to the legend of the Yakut people, autumn Chyskhaan leaves the ocean to land, bringing with them a cold and frost.In the spring at the Chyskhaan antlers fall off - frost weakened, then there is no head - spring comes, and take away the body of ice into the ocean, where he miraculously restored until next fall.
Yakut Chyskhaan has its own residence in Oymyakon where it can come to visit and receive a gift of yourself cold and frost.